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What we love

The guest to land ratio here at Kwandwe is among the best in South Africa allowing the animals residence to be explored in incredible exclusivity.

Setting the scene

Kwandwe is one of the most renowned game reserves in the Eastern Cape, this derives from its incredible wildlife and staff. Once a farmland with little to no game, whereas now it has expanded exponentially and offers not only the Big Five but also a whole host of interesting animals. The Great Fish River runs through the land allowing for fantastic watering hole sights and beautiful scenery. 


Great Fish River lodge

abeautiful classic lodge with contemporary touches to keep up with today's modern travellers demands. Enormous glass fold away windows provide dramatic and endless views over the wilderness surrounding the lodge. Each room has a private plunge pool and indoor / outdoor shower with separate bath. 9 suites.

Ecca Lodge 

An intimate, stylish and more contemporary lodge with only 6 suites. Lots of colour to reflect the vibrant nature of the African people, again with private plunge pools in each suite and a large living room that can be converted into a separate children’s bedroom.

Melton Manor 

A contemporary safari villa, converted from an old farmhouse into a more modern, light impressive exclusive use villa. 4 suites surround a lush courtyard garden and pool area. The villa comes with a full compliment of staff, guide, tracker and 4x4 safari vehicle.

Uplands Homestead 

A beautiful, lovingly restored 1920’s farmhouse with 3 suites (maximum of 6 guests), private lawn area and pool. The villa comes with a full compliment of staff, guide, tracker and 4x4 safari vehicle


Choose between International dishes or local cuisine all made with fresh and where possible, local ingredients. Dine in the designated areas al fresco or indoors, or be waited on hand and foot in your own private terrace or living area. The quality of food matches the classy accommodation and fulfilling safaris of the resort.


There are two game drives per day and walks available on request. in between relax and enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner. Spend as much time exploring or as much time relaxing as you feel appropriate each day. The famous Big 5 are frequently seen in this fine reserve among a huge collection of rarer but equally impressive and fascinating species.


Most of the lodges are child friendly (all but Great Fish River Lodge where children must be 12 years and over) so choose your lodge dependent on age and size of your family. There are a multitude of children activities out in the bush under the guidance of the passionate rangers who take immense pride in passing on their knowledge. Child minders are available at no extra cost should the parents have an excursion on their own. There is also the Blue Crane Conservation Club which is specifically designed for children, they recieve a conservation pack on arrival which includes a guide, stationary, a water bottle and toiletries. They will then be taken on eco-walks, game drives tracking, conservation talks and baking. 


The closest airports are Port Elizabeth and East London each approximately a 2 and a half hour drive to the resort, explore various other avenues and modes of transport if coming from elsewhere.



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